Before and After Hardwood Flooring Photos

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After 13 years, I finally got rid of the white carpet in my family room and got wood floors! If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you saw photos of the wood flooring being installed.

I took some before and after photos and thought it would be fun to share today. It’s amazing what a difference floors can make!

Some of you had questions about the flooring, so I will answer them in today’s post and also ask your help for ideas with  decorating my room!!

I hope you’ll help me with some good decorating tips. This is going to be fun. It’s been many years since I did some DIY decorating and it’s much overdue!

First of all, the flooring is a glue down floor with a hand scraped look. I don’t know the name of it, but I got the glue down instead of the nail down flooring because it saved me a lot of money. It’s so beautiful, that I doubt I would ever notice if it was nailed down or glued.

You might notice that in the after photo, I have different furniture. I didn’t buy anything new, but moved my white sofa and chairs from my formal living room into this one. I give my kids 5 days before they spill juice on them!  They are supposed to be stain resistant, so we shall find out soon enough. ha!

Help Amy Decorate

Now that I have “sort-of-new” furniture, I’m SO EXCITED about my new family room!! It looks so different, but now I need your help decorating. I have always had a traditional look and now I want to mix in some more modern items with my traditional large items.

I’m pulling out colors from my painting over the mantel to get started with the decor.

Blue has been a color that I’ve always wanted to mix into my decor. I have a lot of yellow accent pieces and found dark gray window panels at Ikea.

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Family Room Inspiration Board

Here is the color scheme I’m loving right now. I can add some coral to the mix as well.

For now, I’m going to get a gray rug to go with my white furniture, then add some simple accents to make the room a little more modern. You can find links to most of these items on my Interior Design Pinterest Board.

Blue, Yellow and Gray Inspiration Board.  Family Room decorating ideas LivingLocurto.com

Gray, yellow and silver are easy to find, but I will have to do some painting to get the blue that I want.

To bring more color into the room, maybe I should paint the table with the lamp blue? It’s a very old table and needs a good coat of paint anyway. But would that be too much blue? Ah, decisions, decisions!

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What would you do? Would you paint the table blue or something else?

I’ve been moving some of my yellow and silver accent pieces from other rooms into the family room, and for not spending a dime yet, it’s coming along great!

I’ll share some photos on Instagram and Facebook, if you want to see!

About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Comments

  1. Hey Amy, your floor is looking simply stunning. I also think that some colorful pillows, curtains and a rug can definitely add some great feature to your room appearance.

  2. Love those hardwood floors they really make the room look elegant. As far as the table is concerned I’m not sure how good it would look in blue. Maybe a blue-grey or a muted blue would work nicely.

  3. Amy!!!! your floors looks so awesome. they’re beautiful. love your idea about bring in color. you can never go wrong with pillows & some accessories. the entire room looks so good!

  4. Your floors look amazing! I hope to get hardwood someday too!! I think some bright pillows and a throw would be a great way to add in some color. Beautiful!!

  5. Also maybe painting the bottom part of the lamp silver and changing the top part to one that has some blue accents and can also add some accent to the bottom of the lamp blue. That way the table would have a change without having to change the color of it. Then after you get tired of the blue you can change everything and keep the table or then paint the table…

  6. The floors look fantastic, love them. I would paint the wall in the back of the couch blue and the chiminee wall blue and then add some pillows blue and maybe a throw blanket. A rug sounds fine, but if you paint your walls then the rest would be minor accents needed. The blue walls also would give some cosiness to the area. It would look fantastic and the wall painting would pop out more. I love the table the like it is wouldn’t paint it…But thats my opinion and you’re great decorating. Have fun, hope everything comes out the way you like and I know whatever you choose will look great.

  7. The floors look great! Definitely some pillows, curtains, and a rug and you will have a lot of great color in the room!

  8. Beautiful floors!! As for decorating tips, I have none; I am terrible at that. LOL

  9. I also like wood floors. And it’s a good idea to color table, I will also give my table a try. Amy, really before and after makes a big difference. I am amazed to this transformation. You have great job!!!

  10. denise arnold says:

    A blue lamp will really pop. Jut a little blue in an area rug ties in too. Then throw pillows with blue. Blue vases on the mantle. Hey, this is starting to sound like my living room!

  11. I love those velvet pumpkins. My fireplace in my new house is painted white so I am going to need some color. Love the idea of adding coral…it works well with gray.

  12. Amy Weeks Huntley says:

    Love it Amy! Some pops of color would look great on the couch with some throw pillows, or a throw blanket. The table and lamp would be fun with some color too!

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